The Bellegrave is a distinctly mid-weight, perfumed Pomerol built on aromatic presence and mid-weight structure. Sweet red berries, wild flowers, mint and blood orange are all given a good bit of freshness from the Cabernet Franc.
Situated in the Northwest section of the commune of Pomerol, Chateau Bellegrave is seven hectare of gravelly, sandy soils with only small amounts of the coveted rich clay. The result is a softer, more elegant, feminine Pomerol with great finesse, rather than a blockbuster, according to owner Jean-Marc Bouldy
The Chateau Bellegrave vineyard covers 8.5 hectares of vines. It is located in the southwest of the Pomerol appellation. Chateau Bellegrave is planted with 75% Merlot, supplemented by 25% Cabernet Franc. In 2001, Jean-Marie Bouldy began an informal conversion to organic viticulture. In 2009, the Chateau Bellegrave vineyard fully converted to organic farming with the ECOCERT certification.
Pairs well with beef, lamb, deer, venison, and poultry dishes.